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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4590 on: July 15, 2020, 07:01:15 pm »
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« Reply #4591 on: July 15, 2020, 07:35:56 pm »
My faith in the future has been restored.   :lol:
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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4592 on: July 16, 2020, 02:57:17 pm »
https://apnews.com/74960a2c6af8b96a35df5afe35f9f84b

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EU court cancels US data-sharing pact over snooping concerns
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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4594 on: July 19, 2020, 07:39:19 pm »
https://twitter.com/bigots_owned/status/1284618342490415104?s=21

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There's a whole side story to it, where the person that drove him to the hospital, was a 17 year old with whom he was sharing a hotel room with.

EDIT: makes you wonder why he "threw out his back" btw
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« Reply #4595 on: July 19, 2020, 07:54:05 pm »
Yeah I saw that side story shit. There is no way this ends without hilarity all around
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« Reply #4596 on: July 22, 2020, 01:52:20 pm »
Twitter is purging QAnon

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-bans-7-000-qanon-accounts-limits-150-000-others-n1234541



I'm happy about this, I think it's a good development for giant social media companies to take some responsibility for the medium

I also anticipate the point that "it's gone too far" and you are not allowed to discuss topics which may threaten the 1%

but I guess we cross that bridge later

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« Reply #4597 on: July 22, 2020, 03:10:59 pm »
Twitter is purging QAnon

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-bans-7-000-qanon-accounts-limits-150-000-others-n1234541



I'm happy about this, I think it's a good development for giant social media companies to take some responsibility for the medium

I also anticipate the point that "it's gone too far" and you are not allowed to discuss topics which may threaten the 1%

but I guess we cross that bridge later

This is like an-eye-for-an-eye for ruining Tumblr... but i think we all know this is one step towards draconian rule of the internet.
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« Reply #4598 on: July 22, 2020, 04:01:38 pm »
I mean...Twitter has been impressing me lately with it's somewhat more socially conscious decision making, but Twitter was hardly the main avenue of Qanon thought anyway. That has been, and always will be, Facebook and Youtube, who have done precisely nothing to stop Qanon accounts from proliferating despite the links between the movement and right wing extremist violence.

As for free speech on the internet...that was dead the moment a few media giants concentrated most of their power on it. Breaking up virtual monopolies like Amazon, Facebook and Google will go a long way to improving overall free speech prospects on the internet, not that I consider Qanon, in and of itself, a free speech issue.

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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4599 on: August 06, 2020, 05:03:14 pm »
This is gonna be FUN!

New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/06/899712823/new-york-attorney-general-moves-to-dissolve-the-nra-after-fraud-investigation

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Attorney General Letitia James claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday that she found financial misconduct in the millions of dollars, and that it contributed to a loss of more than $64 million over a three year period.

The suit alleges that top NRA executives misused charitable funds for personal gain, awarded contracts to friends and family members, and provided contracts to former employees to ensure loyalty.

Seeking to dissolve the NRA is the most aggressive sanction James could have sought against the not-for-profit organization, which James has jurisdiction over because it is registered in New York. James has a wide range of authorities relating to nonprofits in the state, including the authority to force organizations to cease operations or dissolve. The NRA is all but certain to contest it.

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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4600 on: August 06, 2020, 05:15:33 pm »
This is gonna be FUN!

New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation
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« Reply #4601 on: August 06, 2020, 05:29:11 pm »
 :lulz:

OH MY GOD.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

2020 is a fucking mess, but some of it is good BEYOND being funny.
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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4602 on: August 06, 2020, 05:51:22 pm »
The NRA going down could have a massive impact. The way in which they were able to dominate political conversations about gun control, let alone their malign influence on fundraising, are both gone. In particular, Trump can't rely on them to throw him money for his campaign

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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4603 on: August 06, 2020, 06:45:04 pm »
Thoughts and Prayers.

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« Reply #4604 on: August 06, 2020, 07:19:49 pm »
If the NRA disappears, I would think that the money will simply flow into a different organization, such as GOA, giving them the dominant voice in the conversation.
And they (GOA) seem to take a more hardline approach to gun control than the NRA, for example, opposing the NFA.